Hi im thinking of overclocking my video card but not sure yet, its a MSI r6770 MD1GD5, what is a better program to use MSI afterburner or AMD overdrive? im not looking to mess around with the volts, casue this is my first time trying to OC anything.
Basically i noticed when playing BF3 my CPU load/usage is only around 35-40% aLOT of the times it seems and thats even when i try running Bf3 with everything on Ultra, just to see if it would effect it. I normally run the game on High. Anyway the game runs fine so i dont really have a problem or know if its a bad thing that the CPU is only use 40% usage during bf3 but i notice my video card usage is at like 99% all the time, so i figured mabye a little OC would go along way? im not sure if thats how it works or not.
My video card temps seem fairly good i made a thread on here a couple weeks back asking if i would need extra fans casue i wasnt sure but so far it seems ok.
video card temps are 29-30C on idle and under load, well Bf3 is the hardest game ive played and ive never seen it go over 50C and ive left afterburner open after long matches of BF3 and it didnt go over. my cpu tems are id 30 and 60-65 underload.
auto tuning overclocks only around 10-15%.
You only need to keep your temps under 70-80'c at full load. If temps are going up then use stock speed.
Damaged caused by overclocking will void warrenty.
If you ard not monitoring temps then damages may occur.
I got my 5770 to 935/1300mhz with complete stability without touching volts (in fact afterburner cant seem to show the volts even though i enabled it)
It doesnt get above 60C when running furmark, so no issues there. It is only around 10% overclocked though, so its hard to tell a difference in games. (clocks are not the only limit, so expect perhaps 5-7% more fps with such an overclock)